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 By Jane Warth    Features    August 16, 2012

Pisgah Center Builds Future For Wildlife – Transylvania County NC

Do you know your ecological address? Do you know why fingerlings live and grow in raceways? Have you ever seen a rocket net? Why do hunters wear orange? Who are the undercover agents of the forest?...

 
 By Jane Warth    News    July 19, 2012

The Library’s Centennial Celebration Continues –Transylvania County NC

One hundred years ago this month, Brevard and Transylvania County’s first library was established. Imagine what life was like for Brevard citizens in 1912: life expectancy for men was 48.4 years, women 51.8. (It’s now male 75.6; female: 80.8)....

 
 By Jane Warth    Features    June 11, 2012

Quilters Look To The East For Latest Work

Quilting is truly a global phenomenon. Thought, styles, materials and techniques may vary in different parts of the world, but we find this craft everywhere – and a special variety of quilting can...

 
 By Jane Warth    Features    May 7, 2012

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Begins

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, approximately 20 percent of American children suffer from a serious mental disorder during a given year. Experts estimate that more than 4 million American children and adolescents...

 
 By Jane Warth    Features    April 12, 2012

Display Reveals History, Information On Alzheimer’s

Remember Major League baseball great Joe Adcock, composers Maurice Ravel and Aaron Copland, Peter Falk (TV’s Columbo), British Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, Rosa Parks, ‘Mother of the Freedom Movement,’ politicians Barry Goldwater and Ronald...

 
 By Jane Warth    Features    March 15, 2012

Schools Fill Time Capsule For 2161

Imagine the year is 2161. You are a historian writing about the lives of people in a North Carolina county established 300 years ago at the start of the Civil War in 1861 – Transylvania County. You...

 

Display Celebrates Thriving Black Community

A picture is worth a thousand words. This month the display area of the Transylvania County Library celebrates Black History Month with an exhibit of photographs of life in Transylvania County’s...

 

County Library Displays Plans For Bracken Mountain

If you stand at the corner of Main and Broad streets in downtown Brevard and look to the west you will see a beautiful mountain scene framed by the buildings along Main Street. This is Bracken Mountain, a 379 acre recreation area owned by the City...

 

Library Display Turns Attention To Woodwork

For two Brevard residents, woodturning — creating wooden objects on a lathe — is an all-consuming, incredibly rewarding hobby. Wooden bowls, evidence of their interest and talent, are on display...

 

Library Exhibit Honors Hispanic Heritage

The Transylvania County Library is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month during October, honoring the culture and history of members of our community who came here, or whose ancestors came...

 
 By Jane Warth    Arts    August 25, 2011

Salt And Pepper Shakers Are On Display

It’s amazing how something as common around the house as salt and pepper shakers can become an intriguing hobby. Ron and Carole Silva of Brevard share their home with six or seven hundred of them....

 
 By Jane Warth    Features    July 18, 2011

Great Artists, Writers Had ‘Mental Illness’

Charlie Brown and Huck Finn have something in common – they came to life from the minds and pens of writers whose lives were significantly impacted by mental illness. Charles M. Schultz overcame a l...

 
 By Jane Warth    Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Library Has Served Residents Since 1912

Transylvania County Library is a peaceful place to browse the extraordinary multi-media collection, do research, enjoy reading for pleasure or for work, write, relax, or surf the Internet. But it did not start out this way. The 35,000 square foot lib...

 

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